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Raiders camp preview: Team is rich with depth at the linebacker position

The Oakland Raiders currently have 11 linebackers on the roster. Kaelin Burnett, younger brother of Kevin Burnett, will be entering his third season and was signed to the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada in 2012. Kaelin has totaled 12 tackles and one forced fumble and has been playing on special teams primarily. Older brother Kevin is entering his tenth year in the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: Trading block, TE battle, potential move and more

Oakland Raiders mailbag time again! Here are questions from Raider Nation given to me via Twitter. If you ever have questions, send them on over to @cover32_Oak or @RaidersReporter every Wednesday and maybe you will see yours here! So without further ado, here are this week’s questions. @Cover32_OAK with the market seemingly ready to increase for linebackers (due to recent injuries...
Via cover32 - Raiders
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Projected 53 Man Roster Part II

This is the second half of my take on what the revamped roster of the Oakland Raiders will look like come Week 1.  After focusing on the offense last week, now we turn our attention to defense. The deconstruction phase is over and for head coach Dennis Allen, his staff, and GM Reggie McKenzie it is time to win now or run the risk of having their names called on “Black Monday”...
Via TopSportsReport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A Minor but Significant NFL Trade to Consider

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports I admit this won’t interest most of you and is likely nothing that will ever happen. But if NFL trades in the pre-season have any value at all (as The Sideline contributor Jacob Camenker so correctly pointed out last May this is a League where they really do not happen). It might be because “significant” trades often start established starters...
Via The Sideline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: why Kevin Burnett should be nervous.

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Khalil Mack, it was assumed one of last years starting linebackers was going to lose their job. Sio Moore, who started  the majority of the season at strongside linebacker, looked to be the odd man out with Mack sliding into that starting role. Kevin Burnett (94) and Sio Moore (55) But as OTAs and minicamps began, Moore ran with the first team...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Burnett still in the mix to start for the Raiders

Linebacker Kevin Burnett will have a chance to start for the Raiders this season even though he hasn’t been on the field because of an ankle injury. There’s been a lot of talk about a competition at weakside linebacker between Miles Burris and Sio Moore, but Allen said that incumbent starter Kevin Burnett remains in the mix despite missing the offseason program with an ankle...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Digesting the Raiders’ many OTA story-lines

Today was the second Raiders OTA session open to the media. Here are some thoughts on the main story-lines that emerged from today’s practice: -LB Kevin Burnett shows up: Last week, Burnett made news by being the only noticeable absence during the media session of OTAs. His agent later made a statement that he was working out at home. Today, he was at OTAs, although he didn’t...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Saints, Raiders, Bengals & Redskins

  Saints According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, “there is very little chance” of contract issue involving the Saints and TE Jimmy Graham dragging out in training camp. In fact, Triplett writes that he would be “shocked” if Graham isn’t signed to a long-term deal by the time the July 15 deadline to negotiate with players who received franchise tags passes. Triplett...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp battles to watch: Running back

The Oakland Raiders began “Organized Team Activities” yesterday and a new excitement is in the air. The rebuilt team has reported to “voluntary” workouts with the exception of only two players. The Raiders have many new faces on the roster and maybe the most electrifying one belongs to Maurice Jones-Drew. His presence adds a huge jolt to the running back position and will...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Oakland Raiders Defense in 2014

The Raiders defense had flashes of being a good unit in 2013, but they wound up finishing 21st overall, 27th against the pass and 10th against the run. The lack of pass rush and depth across the board cost them several games in which they led going into the 4th quarter and that ultimately spelled their doom. Defensive Coordinator, Jason Tarver had to get creative with his LBs...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Miami Grow From Within?

Let’s take a look at a few players who if Miami can get a strong contribution from their needs on draft day might not be as plentiful as some imagine.  Dion Sims Dion needs to improve his play speed, but there is no reason to believe he can’t overcome this with a strong camp, and the tutelage of Dan Campbell.  Secondly, he’s got to be allowed to be a factor in the passing...
Via TopSportsReport
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

After youth movement, Dolphins' linebackers disappointed in 2013

The Miami Dolphins took an "out with the old, in with the younger" approach for their 2013 linebacker corps. Middle linebacker Karlos Dansby was 31 and outside linebacker Kevin Burnett 30 when both were allowed to leave the Dolphins via free agency last spring. In their place, Miami signed free agents Dannell Ellerbe (27) and Philip Wheeler (28) to join returnee Koa Misi...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarr Houston a vital free agent for Oakland Raiders

When Reggie Mckenzie is prioritizing who to re-sign this spring, he needs to put a giant priority on defensive end Lamarr Houston. The fourth year player out of Texas has started 60 out of 64 games in his career; notching 16.5 sacks, forcing four fumbles, and recovering six fumbles as well. While he doesn’t put up gaudy numbers like other edge defenders, Houston is not your average...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffner vows to get most out of Ellerbe, Wheeler

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins got younger at linebacker last year in swapping out Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett for Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler.That doesn't mean they got better.Miami hoped Ellerbe and Wheeler would be impact players in the pass rush while taking advantage of their speed in both getting to tackles against the run and dropping into coverage, but...
Via AFC East Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who was the Dolphins biggest disappointment in 2013?

Who was the biggest disappointment in 2013? There are a couple of names that come to mind but one sticks out…..Philip Wheeler. In 2013, Jeff Ireland tried to revamp his linebacker core by replacing Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby with Wheeler and Ellerbe. The move came at an expense but both on the field and off the field. Ireland dished out 13 million dollars guaranteed of his...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins position coaching changes prove significant for 2014

While the Dolphins re-stocked their coaching shelves with Bill Lazor in place of Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator, one curious change was made for them with the moving on of linebackers coach George Edwards to the Minnesota Vikings.  Edwards served two stints in Miami with two separate coaching staffs and had experience coaching linebackers in a 3-4 defense, with the Bills...
Via Phins Phocus
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

3 key Raiders go down with injuries

    DA: Mychal Rivera and Mike Jenkins suffered concussions. Kevin Burnett has a quad contusion. — Scott Bair (@BairCSN) November 25, 2013 The Raiders are beginning to look very thin at CB. Last week rookie 1st round pick DJ Hayden was placed on IR. The Raiders were already weak at TE and with Rivera beginning to develop that injury is particularly...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (#27)

Last week: 29 (+2) Record: 4-6 Week 11 Studs C Stefen Wisniewski LOLB Kevin Burnett Week 11 Duds RT Menelik Watson LT Khalif Barnes RG Mike Brisiel TE Jeron Mastrud LE Jason Hunter RE LaMarr Houston
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tarver brings energy, passion to Raiders defense

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. ) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver's contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season are much bigger than that obscene gesture at the officials that got him into so much hot water. Tarver has overseen a remarkable improvement on the defense while incorporating 10 new starters who mostly came in with little fanfare...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Burnett fitting in well on Raiders defense

Oakland's Kevin Burnett isn't sure yet what exactly the Raiders will try to do to slow down the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs this week. It might not matter what the plan is the way the Chiefs have played while winning their first five games. That's why even as he buried himself in the film room trying to find an edge, Burnett realized the Raiders will likely have to...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pryor helps Raiders lead Chargers 17-0 at halftime

Terelle Pryor threw for 141 yards and two touchdowns and the Oakland Raiders took a 17-0 lead over the San Diego Chargers into halftime Sunday night. Sebastian Janikowski had a 47-yard field goal late in the second quarter. A huge defensive play from Oakland linebacker Kevin Burnett stopped the Chargers inches short of a touchdown early in the second quarter and a muffed punt return...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Preseason week 4, Raiders vs Seahawks

Despite the score, there were some good things to come out of the fourth preseason game. Of course, there was also much that was bad. The Good: Menelik Watson started at left tackle for the first time in his career Thursday versus the Seahawks and by all accounts acquitted himself well. The most important voice of approval came from head coach Dennis Allen today when he said...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Final 53-Man Roster Prediction

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart FB (1): Marcel Reece WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre...
Via Raiders Blog
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

53-Man Roster Prediction Version 2.0

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart FB (1): Marcel Reece WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre...
Via Raiders Blog
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

53-Man Roster Prediction Version 1.0

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart FB (1): Marcel Reece WR (5): Danarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre...
Via Raiders Blog
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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